Jul 15, 2009

Fingerprinting required for new residency visas

Abu Dhabi: From the month of August, impressions of all ten fingers will be a requirement for those renewing or applying for fresh residency visa in the UAE.

Al Khaleej reports that the new criteria will be included in a special database. It is taken as a precautionary step towards ensuring safety and security and to check the entry of illegal immigrants.

The exercise will also ensure that those who apply for residence visa have a clean record and have not run into trouble with the law.